I used the sketch challenge #53 from Card Patterns to design this card but also used elements of other challenges. At Gina K's blog (A Day in the Life) she's having an illustrator's blog hop and a sale that you won't want to miss (you can see details on the same blog hop post). The challenge is to use at least two of the new colors of card stock and one of the new stamp sets just released. As my good fortune would have it something told me to order the card stock. Yippee! So on my card I've used Creme de Menthe and Innocent Pink. The base of the card is pure luxury white card stock. The background is peach floral frenzy (a free digital paper from Gina K at Stamp TV). I cut strips of creme de menthe and covered them with a gorgeous organdy ribbon from Gina K. The image and sentiment is from Spring Florals stamp set. The crocus image is cut and embossed with a square Nestability and mounted on a Shapability. I added 8 half pearls to the Shapability. The sentiment is stamped and then punched from 1-1/4 inch punch and sponged with Certainly Celery ink and mounted on the 1-1/2 circle punched and sponged with pink passion ink. The image and sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo black. I colored the crocus with colored pencils. Winner of the challenge gets the entire March release and a chance to be March guess designer. WOW! That would be awesome!
This card also is for two other challenges:
- Card Patterns: sketch #53 (as mentioned above)
- Clearly iStamp Challenge (CIC#8): It's hip to be square. Make a square card.